Category Archives: Weather Event

MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION!

Wildly blustery at the Point last evening on this the first day of March.

‘In like a lion, out like a lamb’ – the old weather folklore is proving to be true for the first few days of March, 2021. Wouldn’t it be delightful if ‘out like a lamb’ were true as well.

CAREFUL FRIENDS! BRACE COVE/NILES POND BERM STORM WASHOVER – PROCEED WITH CAUTION

A heads up for all the many  people who enjoy walking the loop around Niles Pond. The berm is no longer a compacted path but is awash with rocks, pebbles, popples, and even some of the large boulders have become dislodged and knocked about.

A few snapshots more from Brace Cove after the nor’easter

EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE AND MOTHER ANN DEPARTING NOR’EASTER

The footage of the Eastern Point Lighthouse and Mother Ann was shot Wednesday afternoon as the storm was waning, about an hour and a half after high tide.

#GLOUCESTERMA #NOREASTER BACK SHORE WILDY WAVES

More wild wave clips from the February 2nd Nor’easter

GOOD HARBOR NOR’EASTER

Good Harbor wildly beautiful waves

#GLOUCESTERMA NOR’EASTER COASTAL FLOODING, NAUTILUS AND ATLANTIC ROADS CLOSED, GOOD HARBOR BEACH, BACKSHORE

Gloucester’s February 2nd Nor’easter brought rain, high winds, and area flooding. Both Nautilus Road and Atlantic Road were temporarily closed at high tide due to over wash. The waves along the back shore were tremendous!!

Notice in the above photos of Good Harbor Beach the water that surrounds the dune. When the parking lot is flooded and the water comes right up to the base of the dune, you can see how the dune is really just a very narrow slip of land. One super powerful storm could reclaim Good Harbor Beach and turn the entire area into a marsh.

Nautilus Road briefly closed

 

BEAUTIFUL PASTEL-HUED BRACE COVE SUNRISE AND SEA SMOKE

Today’s winter sunrise, with the added beauty of sea smoke

MAGNIFICENT ATMOSPHERIC LIGHT DEPARTING STORM BACKSHORE, TWIN LIGHTS, GOOD HARBOR BEACH MARSH FLOODED, TEN POUND ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE, CITY SKYLINE, SANDERLINGS, AMERICAN PPIPIT, AND ANOTHER DEAD BABY SEAL

Look what the storm brought in its wake – great waves, marsh flooding, and dreamy atmospheric skies, along with Sanderlings, Gulls, and an American Pipit feeding at the shoreline.

That’s Rick and Roman Gadbois enjoying the scene in several of the Back Shore photos.

Very sadly though, another dead baby Harbor Seal was washed ashore, this one at Niles Beach.

 

SNOWY DAY AT HOME

Favorite kind of day and Charlotte’s first Big Snowstorm!

Liv photo 

SNOW STORM EXCITEMENT MOUNTING!

You would be hard pressed to find someone more excited about the pending snowstorm than our whirling dervish Charlotte. Last year you may recall that there was virtually no snow on Cape Ann so this is really her first big storm as a toddler. Hooray for being three years old!

BLUE SKIES AHEAD!

Blue skies in the lifting morning fog

#hurricaneteddy #gloucesterma GOOD HARBOR BEACH FLOODED, WILD WAVES, DOGBAR BREAKWATER, BRACE COVE, BACK SHORE

Hurricane Teddy delivered wild waves and flooding along Gloucester’s shoreline edges.The GHB parking lot was completely flooded, the high water mark was up to the very base of the dunes, but the footbridge came through with flying colors (last I checked and thanks to Gloucester’s awesome DPW).

Photos from Good Harbor Beach, the Back Shore, Brace Cove, and Eastern Point. 

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” – Oscar Wilde